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HRN Original Blog:
Toasting with Andrew Champagne
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
39 horses will be sold Sunday where the turf meets the surf, including several familiar faces.
Posted Monday, July 14, 2014
Long known as a staple of the quarter horse world, Los Alamitos just concluded its first-ever daytime thoroughbred meet.
Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014
Shared Belief's romp in the Los Alamitos Derby stamped the gelding as a threat to California Chrome's hold on the 3-year-old division.
Posted Monday, June 30, 2014
One of the benefits of my move to the West Coast last year was improved access to Las Vegas. It’s about a 3 1/2-hour drive or one-hour plane ride away, and I’ll be making my next pilgrimage there this week. I’ve been fortunate enough to go several times, and I take great pride in fitting in as many stops as possible. With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun to rank my top five racebooks located in Sin City.
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It's time to review what worked and what didn't during the six months of action at the Great Race Place.
Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2014
California Chrome came along at the perfect time for Los Alamitos, which will host its first-ever all-thoroughbred meet next month.
Posted Saturday, June 14, 2014
Some of the West Coast's top turf horses will go postward Saturday at Santa Anita in what could be one of the top races of the spring-summer meet.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Spectacular racing met several PR disasters Saturday at Belmont Park in what should serve as a learning experience for NYRA and those in power.
Posted Friday, May 30, 2014
The American Oaks and Californian headline a stellar day of racing at the Great Race Place.
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014
California Chrome's brilliance harkens back to the 1920's, when a very similar thoroughbred dominated the American racing scene.
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Meet Andrew Champagne

 

A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.


Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.